Chariots of FirePG
Hugh Hudson’s exhilarating account of the struggle by Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams to compete on their own terms at the 1924 Olympics. In the religiously divided United Kingdom of the early 1920s, devout Christian Liddel sees running as part of his worship of God’s glory, while Abrahams overcomes anti-Semitism in his rise to the top. A rousing British drama which won Best Picture at the Academy Awards in 1982 and is fondly remembered for Vengelis’ soul-stirring synth score.
‘From the opening scene of pale young men racing barefoot along the beach, full of hope and elation, backed by Vangelis’s now famous anthem, the film is utterly compelling.’
Kate Muir, The Times
‘Chariots is a film for the ages.’
Ian Freer, Empire Magazine
What else is on?
Tomorrow (Monday 11th December)
Tuesday 12th December
Plan your visit
Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!